JM: Did you find it difficult to get along with other inmates? Please give examples to explain why you did or didn't. John: No I did not. You see I see it as I can get along
with who I choose to and I try to keep the Peace
and order in a situation like that. I try to
remember everyone is away from there loved ones
and so each person is stressed and I understand it
is my fault so I cant take it out on others.
JM: What types of things did you have to do to avoid problems or fights with other inmates? John: I really just stay to myself and read books and
try not to get involved with many people.I would
also sleep a lot and try to stay up at night and
read while everyone else was asleep. I also take
up working out for three days on and then one day
off. I guess whatever I could do to stay busy is
what I did that worked for me.
JM: Were you able to choose an inmate as your cellmate if you knew one? How often would your cellmate(s) change? John: I have been able to at times and they would only
change a couple times during my stay.My cellmates
usually were like myself with the same kind of
charges and also our personalities were a ot alike
so being laid back and respectful we were able to
keep the cell mates we wanted.